Tag: Eddie Murphy

  • Mr Robinson’s Neighborhood
    Mr Robinson’s Neighborhood

    When Eddie Murphy returned to guest host Saturday Night Live in 2019, he revisited some of his old characters. Eddie Murphy is the subject of the latest episode of Comedy Is …

  • Best Defense
    Best Defense

    If you’ve listened to the latest episode of Comedy Is …, or if you know such things, you’ll be aware that the movie Best Defense is not considered by Eddie Murphy to be his finest hour. The film was shot with Dudley Moore, and when it tested poorly with preview audiences, Jeffrey Katzenberg took a…

  • The PJs
    The PJs

    Because there are choices based on time constraints, I can’t always get to things on Comedy Is … that I might otherwise like to. One such thing for the recent episode about Coming To America, was Eddie Murphy’s stop motion animated sitcom The PJs. He co-created it with Steve Tompkins and Larry Wilmore, and it…

  • Comedy Is … Most Amusing, Sir
    Comedy Is … Most Amusing, Sir

    During the heyday of those VHS rental years, where we would save our pocket money, then rush to the rental shop and spend hours trying to pick movies, I remember almost every tape we rented having a trailer for another brilliant looking Eddie Murphy movie. I must have been 11 or 12 when I first…

  • Eddie’s Toyota Celica
    Eddie’s Toyota Celica

    Eddie Murphy rarely does commercials, except for this run in the 1990s for the new Toyota Celica. And it’s not said the way we think.

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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